The sheer scale and absurdity of the inventory makes century-old Rau a must-see for everyone and a destination for serious buyers. Every opulent item that could possibly be crafted from fine metals, gems, crystal, wood, china, and marble, plus articles made by every name known to the antique world, is here for the ogling or the investing, filling room after jaw-dropping room. We particularly like the selection of walking canes and the cave bear skeleton, circa 150,000 B.C. Most every item has a story to tell, and the knowledgeable sales reps pleasantly indulge your curiosity, even if you’re just wool-gathering (ask them to show you the back room).